~~First and Ten
I was born and raised on sports; watching them, playing them…I even coached them throughout high school. Football however was always the number one sport to me. Hockey was a close second but that’s beyond the point. Football; football was my sport…and my favorite team, Michigan State had always been there growing up. Both my parents went there so I too was expected to go there, which in fact, this upcoming fall I was. Except not 100% for the sake of my family…it was more for the sake that maybe, just maybe I could get an up close look at their star quarterback…Harry Styles…
“I really do hate you.” Missy said as she help load up my truck.
“Why? Because I’m going to our dream college and you’re stuck here at community?” I said, half smirking.
“Not only that…you get to be closer to Harry!”
“Don’t even remind me. I would kiss the ground that kid walks on if I could.”
“But you actually have a chance with him now! You guys will be on the same campus…”
“He doesn’t date; one; he’s too focused on football and grades, two, he’s going into his junior year, I’ll be a freshman, I guarantee he won’t even look at me, and three, we all know I don’t do parties like he probably does. I’m more of the suffer in silence type.”
“Well, I think you have a chance with him. Call me crazy, but I have a feeling something big is going to happen to you while you’re there.”
“If you say so…but I should head out. I have a long drive ahead of me…and only my dad is coming with me so we all know I’ll be doing a lot of driving.”
“You better come visit me, bitch.” Missy demanded. I giggled as I pulled her into a tight hug.
“You better come visit me too.”
“Alright girls, that’s enough of goodbyes; Bethany, we have to get on the road. You have check in tomorrow and we have a few good hours to drive.” I let go of Missy and gave her a sad smile. She took a step back and returned the same sad smile as I hopped into the driver’s seat. My dad hopped up next to me as I slowly started the truck and pulled out of the drive, only glancing in the rearview mirror, looking at Missy sadly wave goodbye.
“You pumped for this upcoming season?” Niall asked me as we walked back to our dorms.
“Why wouldn’t I be?” I smiled and pushed Niall a bit as I fixed my football duffel bag that was falling off my shoulder.
“You know, I can’t wait for Walker to show up.”
“Wasn’t he the only quarterback to lead his team to an undefeated season here?” Niall nodded his head. “Why is he coming back now out of all the times he could come back?”
“I heard his daughter is going to be a freshman here so…he was going to stop in for a few weeks of training.”
“I didn’t even know he had a daughter.”
“Yeah, Bethany Walker…” Niall paused and pulled out his phone. “This is her.” Niall said, handing me his phone. She had long black hair, she was about average height from the picture, and she had bright blue-gold eyes, and a really nice smile.
“She’s…cute.” I said, giving him his phone back.
“Bro…every girl here throws themselves at your feet and you turn them all down because you know they’re after your future…this girl has already lived through your future and you still don’t want to look at her?”
“I don’t know anything about her.” I said as I pushed open the door to the gym.
“Welcome boys.” Coach said, walking up to us.
“Hey coach.” We both said.
“I want you to meet Mr. Walker; he’ll be training with you personally for the next few week Styles.” I looked over and saw Mr. Walker.
“Hello sir.” I said, shaking his hand.
“Nice to officially meet you, Mr. Styles. Our whole family is very impressed with you.”
“Thank you sir.” I said, kind of shocked that he would say something like that…to me of all people.”
“Hey, dad…” We all turned to the sound of a girls voice; Bethany; I knew it was her as soon as I saw her. She was a lot prettier in person.
“I have to go get ready for soccer; can’t lose the happy scholarship.” She smirked up at him and he smiled.
“You’ll do great dear.”
“I know I will…I’m your daughter.” She winked up at her dad, kissed his cheek, waved to the rest of us, grabbed her bag on the way out, and jogged out of the gym.
“Is that your daughter?” Niall asked, playing dumb.
“Yes she is; that’s my pride and joy right there; always does the family proud.”
“Does she play anything else besides soccer?” Niall asked him.
“Winter is normally competition cheer and spring is girls’ lacrosse. The girl is a straight A student, plays her fill of sports, and is the sweetest girl out there; I don’t think she has it in her to hurt a fly.” Mr. Walker said, smiling. The way he talked about his daughter was kind of touching. The fact that he couldn’t think of one bad thing about her, even though she was his daughter there had to be something bad, but he didn’t dwell on it. He just loved her too much to focus on all of that.
I was a little ways from the gym, already calling Missy. I was so jittery from just being next to Harry Styles. I didn’t have the balls to say anything but I was next to him; that was a big deal to me.
“Hello?” I heard Missy grumble into the phone.
“I was just standing next to Styles…” I whispered into the phone.
“NO YOU WEREN’T! YOU LITERALLY JUST GOT THERE LIKE AN HOUR AGO AND YOU ALREADY MET HIM?!”
“No like…my dad is staying a few weeks to train with Harry and I was in the gym with him for a little when he and Niall just walked in like it was nothing. I left shortly after.”
“Why didn’t you stay?!”
“I have to get my stuff to my dorm and unpacked so I can find all my soccer shit!”
“Fine, I’ll give you that but I expect more Styles updates as the next few weeks go by!”
“Yes ma’am; I gotta go though, I’m at my dorm. I love you.”
“Love you too, bitch.” I smiled and hung up as I walked into my room, preparing myself to meet my new roommate.